Shetland's essential boat trip
No Booking required for daytime trip.
Ferry departs at 1130, boarding at 1115.
Cash only thanks

The journey begins at the historic Sandsayre pier, where the old boatshed, complete with a former ‘flit’ boat, has been developed into a fascinating interpretive centre to provide an insight into the life and times of the local area. Sail over to Mousa for a fascinating and memorable trip on the island - most famously the Mousa Broch, but the island is a RSPB Nature Reserve and home to many breeding wildlife, colonies of seals and birds - there is so much to see and do on Mousa Island.

This trip operates daily (except Saturday) from April 1st to end-September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island Trip. Sailings are all dependent on weather, and the season could close early because of weather conditions.

Please don’t leave your trip to the last day of your visit to Shetland though, as all sailings are weather dependant. You can check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by checking the Sailing Information Updates on this website. All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.

Timetable and Fares

Daytime Sailing timetable
Operates from April 1st to end-September
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & FridayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
SaturdayNo day time sailing
SundayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
Daytime Sailing fares
Children (5-16 years)£8.00

Payment is made onboard the ferry to the boatmen in cash only before departure to Mousa.

Please note we are sorry but we don’t take card payments.

Other Mousa Trips

Besides the scheduled day-time crossing and Storm Petrel dusk trips, we operate short cruises during the summer months around the local waters. (Normally group bookings) These trips, lasting approximately one hour give the visitor an opportunity to experience the nature and history of the area, as well as splendid views of the famous broch. A cruise may be of interest to less able visitors as well as those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing and informative excursion. For announcement of the cruises please check our Sailing Information Updates near the top of the page.